West Palms Events Welcomes Compton Junior Posse Member Zoie Brogdon and Nathan Williams-Bonner to the LA Equestrian Festival

West Palms Events would like to introduce Zoie Noelle Brogdon and Nathan Williams-Bonner – members of the Compton Junior Posse, avid horse lovers, and now competitors at the Los Angeles Equestrian Festival.
Zoie has been riding for one year and as she puts it, “has found my passion” in horses. Zoie will be competing on a horse named “Colby” at the Los Angeles Equestrian Festival, hosted by West Palms Events, and she is looking forward to an exciting and rewarding show experience. Zoie says, “my favorite thing about riding is the bond I feel with my horse,”
adding, “there is nothing like the feeling when we are both moving in unison fast through the air.”
Zoie focuses on showing
Photo provided by: CJP
Zoie can’t wait to get in the ring and show the world what she’s accomplished so far. She’s looking forward to furthering her skills and becoming a more consistent rider through the help of CJP and West Palms Events. “CJP has taught me a lot about horses, English riding and farm care. I am so grateful to CJP for helping me find my passion.” Mayisha Akbar, Founder of the Compton Junior Posse, had this to say about Zoie: “Zoie came to CJP searching for that missing piece in her life and found the true spark – a love for horses. In just a few months time, Zoie’s natural ability and connection shines brightly.”
Nathan has been riding for eight years and will be riding a horse named “Cuba” at the LA Equestrian Festival. Nathan loves competing and is excited for all the opportunities the CJP has opened for him in the world of horses and equestrian competition. Nathan commented, “If the goal is to create better people and a better community it starts with our youth. When you provide a bridge of resources as CJP does, you are presenting the food and water a seed needs to grow and flourish.” Mayisha Akbar is impressed with Nathan’s dedication and commitment, saying, “We are very proud of Nathan, who started with CJP as a very young lad and now has grown into a  passionate horseman, serious about making a name for himself in this sport.”

Through the efforts of Mayisha Akbar, the Compton Junior Posse was formed with the goal of keeping kids on horses and off the streets. West Palms Events has been a strong supporter of Mayisha and her organization, and has worked with CJP members to further their knowledge of horse care, riding and showing. “Working with CJP has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my tenure with West Palms Events,” Danielle Ballard commented. “I am so excited to see how these young riders develop through the resources West Palms Events is providing for them. This year we are donating costs of horses and show fees for CJP members to compete. Nurturing a love of horses and our sport is extremely gratifying and I can’t wait to watch Zoie and Nathan at the LA Equestrian Festival this spring!”

Nate is very appreciative of the opportunities
CJP has provided for him
Photo by Patty Wilding Photography
Founded in 1988 by Mayisha Akbar, the Compton Junior Posse provides inner-city youth with a year-round after school program that uses equestrian activities to inspire youth to reach their personal, academic and career goals – a powerful alternative to the equally powerful lure of gang and drug lifestyles. CJP’s award-winning program has given inner city kids a framework for success by teaming them with horses and highly skilled instructors such as Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson. In 2014 the CJP provided service to over 1,500 inner city youth, and scholarships to 12 CJP youth in college.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy top international equestrian competition in 2016. Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 show season by visiting our website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
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West Palms Events Welcomes Compton Junior Posse Member Zoie Brogdon and Nathan Williams-Bonner to the LA Equestrian Festival

West Palms Events would like to introduce Zoie Noelle Brogdon and Nathan Williams-Bonner – members of the Compton Junior Posse, avid horse lovers, and now competitors at the Los Angeles Equestrian Festival.
Zoie has been riding for one year and as she puts it, “has found my passion” in horses. Zoie will be competing on a horse named “Colby” at the Los Angeles Equestrian Festival, hosted by West Palms Events, and she is looking forward to an exciting and rewarding show experience. Zoie says, “my favorite thing about riding is the bond I feel with my horse,”
adding, “there is nothing like the feeling when we are both moving in unison fast through the air.”
Zoie focuses on showing
Photo provided by: CJP
Zoie can’t wait to get in the ring and show the world what she’s accomplished so far. She’s looking forward to furthering her skills and becoming a more consistent rider through the help of CJP and West Palms Events. “CJP has taught me a lot about horses, English riding and farm care. I am so grateful to CJP for helping me find my passion.” Mayisha Akbar, Founder of the Compton Junior Posse, had this to say about Zoie: “Zoie came to CJP searching for that missing piece in her life and found the true spark – a love for horses. In just a few months time, Zoie’s natural ability and connection shines brightly.”
Nathan has been riding for eight years and will be riding a horse named “Cuba” at the LA Equestrian Festival. Nathan loves competing and is excited for all the opportunities the CJP has opened for him in the world of horses and equestrian competition. Nathan commented, “If the goal is to create better people and a better community it starts with our youth. When you provide a bridge of resources as CJP does, you are presenting the food and water a seed needs to grow and flourish.” Mayisha Akbar is impressed with Nathan’s dedication and commitment, saying, “We are very proud of Nathan, who started with CJP as a very young lad and now has grown into a  passionate horseman, serious about making a name for himself in this sport.”

Through the efforts of Mayisha Akbar, the Compton Junior Posse was formed with the goal of keeping kids on horses and off the streets. West Palms Events has been a strong supporter of Mayisha and her organization, and has worked with CJP members to further their knowledge of horse care, riding and showing. “Working with CJP has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my tenure with West Palms Events,” Danielle Ballard commented. “I am so excited to see how these young riders develop through the resources West Palms Events is providing for them. This year we are donating costs of horses and show fees for CJP members to compete. Nurturing a love of horses and our sport is extremely gratifying and I can’t wait to watch Zoie and Nathan at the LA Equestrian Festival this spring!”

Nate is very appreciative of the opportunities
CJP has provided for him
Photo by Patty Wilding Photography
Founded in 1988 by Mayisha Akbar, the Compton Junior Posse provides inner-city youth with a year-round after school program that uses equestrian activities to inspire youth to reach their personal, academic and career goals – a powerful alternative to the equally powerful lure of gang and drug lifestyles. CJP’s award-winning program has given inner city kids a framework for success by teaming them with horses and highly skilled instructors such as Olympic Gold Medalist Will Simpson. In 2014 the CJP provided service to over 1,500 inner city youth, and scholarships to 12 CJP youth in college.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy top international equestrian competition in 2016. Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 show season by visiting our website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
Elizabeth Cappon for West Palms Events
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